This piece tells the story of the peppered moths which began to change their colour as a consequence of air pollution during the industrial revolution. In 1848 a black variant of the moth was discovered in Manchester and went on to spark worldwide debate about the origins of life. When the clean air act came in in the 1950s the black moths began to decline and were replaced by the original pale moths. This story reminds us of the impact we have on the environment and the power we have to create positive change.
Medium: Original painting, acrylic and gold leaf on board, in a bespoke, ornamental frame.
Dimensions: Framed size 49 x 49 cm.
Estimate: £200 - £400.
About the artist:
Jodie Silverman is a Manchester based Artist and Art Therapist. She works primarily in oil paint on canvas and specialises in narrative portraiture taking inspiration from the Pre Raphaelite era and Surrealist painters such as Leonora Carrington and Paula Rego. She has work in private collections worldwide and has been widely commissioned including painting over 25 sculptures for Wild in Art sculpture Trails.